March 24, 2015

Tips to reinvent your home for spring

By Alejandra G.

Outdoor Accent Pillows

Spring has finally arrived! Good bye blankets, hot cocoa and heavy sweaters. Welcome fresh, light outfits, crisp air, birds singing, fresh fruits and vegetables! If your winter was long, you might have been looking forward to revive your house for a while, brighten your space with some new pieces and even considering planting your own fruits, herbs and veggies. It’s that time of the year to leave behind grays, browns, and black, to welcome citrus and candy colors. Get rid of the brown drapes, replace it with light beige linen, dare to open your windows, smell the air and enjoy the scenery! Time to meet friends for tea or coffee, sit outside and start living the outdoors again. Welcome spring, regardless if you decided to remodel one space or the entire house. It is time to uplift your spirit by reviving or reinventing your space with flowers, citrus scents, cotton, linens and seasonal fruit. Enjoy life, spring is in the air!

SirenAppleThe Bridge Wall  Art

Give your space a quick color make over. As you leave the warmer hues, welcome the light spring-inspired palette. Remove heavy curtains and replace it for lightweight linen or cotton panels. Dare to change the color of your living room for a much brighter shade of aqua, green or crisp white (white paint can revive almost any space). Choose some accessories like a vase, figure, wall art and some toss pillows following the same color family. Think of the Easter egg candy colors. Yes, is that delicious!

Maze Green Fan Wall art

Let the air flow inside. Open up your windows! In the winter days, we spend a lot of time with the heater on, and all the windows remain closed. Since the air might get stale, as you put the heavy drapes away, open your windows and enjoy that fresh spring air!

Add something white, green or orange. A tad of color is always beneficial. With so many options to add all over your house, keep in mind your wishes by priority and budget. One accent pillow, an occasional chair or perhaps a wall art may make a difference. Of course if you want to renovate an entire area or even the whole house, now is the perfect time to do so.

Pick up some spring branches for that new vase. Spring blossoms from your own garden can last a long time and they bring nature inside. Use extra tall branches for that large floor vase from some to-die-for home accessory.
Bring something green inside. Over a table or by the window, green-inspired decorations are gorgeous for a quick lift-me-up spring time! Simply head outside and snip some green branches from that bush in need of attention. Place one or two into a long neck vase or a bunch inside that gorgeous floor vase.

Go outside! Get that picnic basket out of the closet and get ready to head out the door. Fill it with seasonal fruit and vegetables and your favorites snacks, enjoy this wonderful time. That freezing park bench, the lake or your favorite beach are no longer frozen. Time to reinvent yourself and surrender to green. 
 Beautify your patio. New plants, flowers, a mini vegetable garden, colorful outdoor pillows over the patio chairs or some incredible patio furniture facing west (to see the sunset) will make a huge difference no matter how big or small your area is. Because that new puppy you’re thinking of getting will require you to be outside a lot.

Have breakfast outdoors! Make a fresh cup of coffee, some orange juice, and sit outside. Something like having a meal outside can make a real difference in your day. After all, is not only about reinventing your home, is about embracing spring and living life to the fullest.